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Adapt As Necessary 
"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.  It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." ~ John Wayne

John Wayne was going to be a football star. However, while attending USC he fractured his collarbone and lost his athletic scholarship. Unable to pay tuition, he dropped out of school and began working as a stuntman and prop-boy in Hollywood.
From there, he climbed up through supporting roles in B movies to starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters. Partying with the Sunset Strip elite and hobnobbing with U.S. Presidents, it seemed that Wayne’s career was invincible like many of his movie characters.
Then one day he looked in the mirror and found a stranger staring back. His boyish good looks were gone. He had gained weight thanks to his lavish lifestyle, and the movie offers weren’t coming in any more. It seemed that this American icon was ready to be sent out to pasture.
As if on cue, a new role came along that allowed John Wayne to shine without trying to be the handsome heartthrob of his younger years. As Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, he was able to define manhood for a new generation, and re-establish himself as a relevant cultural icon.              
If you’ve ever felt that your best days are behind you, or that you’ve squandered your potential in any way, it’s time to refresh your perspective. It’s true, the talents and strengths of your youth are often not the same talents and strengths you possess in your later years. However, the genius inside you never dies, and can be a constant source of inspiration and personal fortitude.
The trick is to remain mentally flexible so that you can roll with life and reinvent yourself as necessary. Of course, reinvention and mental flexibility both demand that you take a personal inventory from time to time, and honestly assess your talents, skills and abilities.
When you do, stand tall and be proud of who you are. You’ve fought many battles to get here, and you’ve accumulated a lot of wisdom along the way. Your contributions count. Your voice is important. Your skills are seasoned.
The ability to adapt and change gracefully as life unfolds is an amazing talent unto itself. Spend some time cultivating your inner John Wayne, and you’ll be just fine, no matter what happens.
How will YOU adapt to your changing life TODAY?



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What: Finding Balance - Reclaim Your Time and Live a More Fulfilling Life  SPRING 2020
How can you create balance amidst all the busy - ness?  Balance means different things to different people, and while total complete balance at all times is virtually impossible, you can learn ho to make continuous small adjustments to achieve a dynamic state of balance and fulfillment in your life. 

When:  Saturday, February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

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